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New Videos Monthly, 7/15/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic.

African and Middle Eastern Division

TITLE: The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Carol Fadda
EVENT DATE: 2017/04/13
RUNNING TIME: 51 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Carol Fadda discussed her research on Arab American literature and cultures, critical race and ethnic studies, transnational and diaspora studies.
Speaker Biography: Carol Fadda is associate professor of English at Syracuse University and is the author of “Contemporary Arab American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Home and Belonging.”

TITLE: Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Lidudumalingani Mqombothi
EVENT DATE: 2017/04/12
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Lidudumalingani Mqombothi read from his prize-winning short story “Memories We Lost” and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library’s Laverne Page.
Speaker Biography: Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is an African author and 2016 Caine Prize winner.

TITLE: Islam: Facts & Fictions (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Chase Robinson
EVENT DATE: 2017/04/06
RUNNING TIME: 58 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Chase Robinson discussed his work on the history of Islamic civilization.
Speaker Biography: Chase Robinson is president and distinguished professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

TITLE: African Poetry Book Fund Spotlight  (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Chris Abani, Matthew Shenoda, Aracelis Girmay
EVENT DATE: 2017/02/10
RUNNING TIME: 135 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: During the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, African Poetry Book Fund board members discussed contemporary African poetry.

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